Australian and New Zealand Test cricketers to pay tribute to victims of White Island tragedy

The finer details of that tribute are still being worked out.

Australia coach Justin Langer says players will no doubt be affected by the tragedy.

Australian coach Justin Langer.Credit:Getty Images

“It puts a Test into huge perspective,” Langer said.

“All of a sudden lives are being torn apart. It’s very sad. Our hearts go out to everyone there.


“It will have an impact. I’m sure it will affect all New Zealanders.”

Black Caps coach Gary Stead said the tragedy was devastating.

“From our team’s point of view, it sort of puts things into perspective, that it is a game and all we’re playing is a game,” Stead said.

“And when you hear about lives lost and something tragic like that, it’s devastating to hear.


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